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National MPS Society

The National MPS Society exists to cure, support and advocate for MPS and ML. Our mission serves individuals, families and friends affected by MPS through research, support, and advocacy. Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and mucolipidosis (ML) are genetic lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) caused by the body’s inability to produce specific enzymes. The missing or insufficient enzyme prevents cells from recycling waste, resulting in the storage of materials in cells throughout the body. As the disease progresses, there is widespread damage throughout the body, including the heart, bones, joints, respiratory system and central nervous system, leading to a shortened lifespan. Help us save lives! For more information about our participation in the Colfax Marathon, please contact Brian Buechler, brian@mpssociety.org

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